ELS Santa Rosa is located on the campus of Santa Rosa Junior College in Santa Rosa, California, a beautiful and safe city just 88.5km from San Francisco. The city has convenient public transport options, abundant natural beauty, and pleasant weather all year round. Enjoy easy access to the area’s vibrant metropolitan areas, stunning redwood forests, and the Pacific Ocean.
Explore the Outdoors: Spend the day hiking through the area’s stunning nature trails, witness California’s oldest and tallest trees in nearby Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve, or take a trip to the beautiful Pacific Ocean beaches.
Historic Railroad Square: Take a leisurely walk through this charming and family-friendly Santa Rosa neighbourhood and enjoy shopping, dining, entertainment, and historic landmarks.
Day Trips/Weekends Away: In addition to all the fun you can have within Santa Rosa itself, take a short bus or ferry trip to experience the shopping, entertainment, and culture in exciting cities like San Francisco and Berkeley.
Modern and comfortable center and classroom facilities on the beautiful Santa Rosa Junior College campus
ELS students have free access to the following excellent facilities:
Beautiful and extensive Library and Media Center
Students may purchase a parking pass to park in the SRJC parking lots, or park on streets surrounding the campus for free
Student Residence (Off Campus)
The Elliott Apartments offer comfortable fully furnished double rooms directly across from Santa Rosa Junior College, and only one block from the campus library and sports stadium. The complex offers a pool, and laundry facility. Rooms are located within 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, and offer fully equipped kitchens and living/study areas.
Cost per Session
ELS/Santa Rosa offers caring and warm environments with homestay families near the center!
Almost all homestay families are less than 35 minutes by public transportation, and in some cases they are within walking or bicycling range. The excellent and safe Santa Rosa bus system offers monthly unlimited passes for only $50.
Home types vary, but in general, ELS host families live in safe and affluent neighborhoods near the Center. ELS students will be assigned single rooms, some with shared bathrooms. All homes have wireless internet. ELS students will have access to kitchen and laundry areas in the home.